Lessons from a Dragonfly

By: Emad

Aug 08 2011

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Category: Macro Photography, Nature Photography, Photography


Focal Length:55mm
Shutter:1/0 sec
Camera:Canon EOS 1100D
Lessons from a Dragonfly

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A dragonfly accepts it’s brevity of life
With its gossamer wings feeling the breeze
Full of freedom it watches our joy and our strife
Its wisdom learned flitting from water to air to trees
With wings that shimmer showing purpose and duty
Obedient to all of life’s changes in flight
Modestly it shows us its outer beauty
Always gracious, mindful and full of delight
So whether what life gives you is good, bad, or sad
Show others that inner beauty counts and matters
Make your actions amount to many smiles and be glad
For the dragonfly knows it lives a brief life this way
So I learn from this creature to live wisely each day
And make every minute special to those that you love
As the dragonfly watches our actions from above 

~Ruth O’Neill


41 comments on “Lessons from a Dragonfly”

  1. Cool, just a shame the focus is not on the eye! 😦

  2. love your dragonfly … they are one of my favorite insects to capture with the camera … I never knew they had such faces until I started taking photographs of them. Thanks for commenting on my travel blog … in my post flowering field of life you will see a really cute orange moth … it’s face almost looks like a little mouse … http://vmacstravel.wordpress.com

  3. Really cool picture! I have tried to capture some dragonfly’s in my days but never got a good picture of them. I really like the lighting and the angle!

    And thanks for commenting my photo blog.


  4. You have some amazing photographs! I’m honored that you checked out mine. The Taj Mahal ones are especially cool–and the Dragonfly–I took a few Dragonfly ones myself. (Love the double exposure!)

  5. Wonderful, lovely shot of the dragon fly

  6. You are interested in the beauty of the thing. I am not a photographer and don’t even know how to handle a camera. The photos that you saw on my blog are a friend’s.

  7. I love this picture. You captured the wings perfectly

  8. Great shot!
    I’ve tried to shoot a dragonfly a couple of times, but they always fly off before I get a chance to focus.

  9. love it!!!

  10. It’s a wonderful picture!

  11. I love the wings!! Little creatures like this are so hard to capture in detail and you did a wonderful job! I can’t get over the composition and colors 🙂

  12. It looks like it’s trying to wrestle that stick! Good job on taking the photo. It’s not easy to capture them. They are fast and dont settle for long. Well, at least not for me… 🙂

  13. Just incredible–a great photo!

  14. This picture is amazing! I have been chasing dragonflies all summer and haven’t come even close to catching one be still. You did a beautiful job. It looks like it is grasping on to the stick the way that I grasp on to a toddler along a busy road…firm but with gentleness

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